A greener roadster

Mazda is already working on the fifth generation of the Mazda MX-5, which will be known as the NE. The popular roadster has a dilemma about changing with the times without altering its recipe. The idea of the dynamics of the world best selling two-seater sportscar being ladened down with heavy batteries is unimaginable.

But to survive, Mazda will have to consider how they will make a greener MX-5 that is kinder to the environment. This will not be easy, and in one way or another, it will force significant mechanical changes to be made.

Mazda plans to electrify its fleet by 2030 fully, and the launch of the MX-5 NE is scheduled to take place between 2023 to 2024. Therefore, the most logical option is the hybridization of the Mazda MX-5. As a result, the Mazda MX-5 NE is likely to have at least one naturally aspirated gasoline engine equipped with micro-hybrid technology. Under this solution, which is the one that has the most negligible impact on weight, space and price.

Mazda is also exploring the potential of synthetic fuels. With plans to use the so-called e-Fuels in competition, getting them to the market is still a long way off. However, it is an alternative that still has a lot to say, and it could be a way to keep the Mazda MX-5 alive with an internal combustion engine.
I saw a new MX-5 about a week ago -had no idea what it was, hadn't seen one yet - and immediately you came to mind. 
2021-06-26 23:22:46

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